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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/rhetoric/teachingwriting/curriculum.html

Current Course Offerings

TWGC and MS Communications and Composition English Schedule 2018-2022

 

Please note: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

Semester

Course

Instructor

Fall 2018

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

621/22

629: Second Language Literacy Dev.

Cole

Cole

TBA

Henderson Lee

Spring 2019

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

657: Teaching Writing with Literature

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

Henderson Lee

Lybeck

Arnold

Camp

Summer 2019

655: Topics: Multimodal Composition

Cole

Fall 2019

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

621/22

Cole

Cole

TBA

Spring 2020

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

655: Topics in Teaching Writing

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

Cole

Lybeck

Arnold

Camp

Summer 2020

554: Persuasive Writing on Public Issues

Cole

Fall 2020

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

621/22

629: Second Language Literacy Dev.

Cole

Cole

TBA

Henderson Lee

Spring 2021

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

657: Teaching Writing with Literature

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

Henderson Lee

Lybeck

Arnold

Camp

Summer 2021

658: Argumentation Theory

Cole

Fall 2021

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

621/22

Cole

Cole

TBA

Spring 2022

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

655: Topics in Teaching Writing

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

Cole

Lybeck

Arnold

Camp

Summer 2022

553: Topics: Feminist Pedagogy and Research

Cole

 

The three required courses for the certificate are Advanced Writing Workshop, Composition Theory, and Topics in Teaching Writing. These courses supply theoretical, practical, and experiential knowledge about the teaching of writing. Elective courses allow individuals to pursue particular interests related to the teaching of writing.
Below are bulletin descriptions of each course and current course offerings. 


Course Descriptions 


ENG 555 (4) Advanced Writing Workshop
Advanced interdisciplinary writing emphasizes critical reading and thinking, argumentative writing, library research, and documentation of sources in an academic setting. Practice and study of selected rhetorics of inquiry employed in academic disciplines preparing students for different systems of writing.

ENG 584 (4) Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English
Investigation of English grammatical structures and the features of Academic English for the purposes of understanding their use and of teaching them to speakers of English as a second or foreign language.

ENG 625 (3) Seminar: Composition Theory
Introduction to the major theories of the nature of composition and their pedagogical application.

ENG 649 (1-3) Topics in Creative Writing
Topics relating to creative writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.

ENG 655 (3) Topics in Teaching Writing
This course will examine current instructional practices used to teach writing in academic settings. The grade-level focus of the course ("middle/high school" or "college") will change each time it is offered.

ENG 656 (3) Teacher Research in the Writing Classroom
This course will introduce methods of inquiry-based research for investigating writing practices and pedagogy; this research could be conducted in classrooms for the purpose of improving teaching practices, students’ learning, and/or institutional curricular design and practices. 

ENG 657 (3) Teaching Writing with Literature
This course will explore the theoretical and practical implications of integrating literature into the composition classroom.

The Teaching Writing Graduate Certificate has moved from 16 to 18 credits to account for the new HLC instructor requirements of a minimum 18 credits in the discipline. Some of the core requirements would be changed to expand the elective offerings and the Methodologies course would move into the core. See below.

Common Core
Please note: 1) ENG 621 and ENG 622 may substitute for ENG 655. ENG 621 and 622 require special permission from the instructor. Both courses are only offered face-to-face. 2) ENG 555 is offered as variable credit, but in order to complete the certificate students must complete 18 credits. Certificate students must take ENG 555 for at least 3 credits.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

ENG 555

Advanced Writing Workshop

0-4

ENG 625

Seminar: Composition Theory

3

ENG 656

Teacher Research in the Writing Classroom

3

Restricted Electives

Students may choose from the following course list, taking at least 9 credits.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

ENG 584

Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English

4

ENG 649

Topics in Creative Writing: Teaching Creative Writing

3

ENG 656

Teacher Research in the Writing Classroom

3

ENG 657

Teaching Writing with Literature

3

ENG 554

Persuasive Writing on Public Issues

4

ENG 629

Second Language Literacy Development

3

ENG 655

Topics in Teaching Writing

3

ENG 658

Seminar: Argumentation Theory

3

ENG 553

Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

4